• Tomáš VlčekEmail author
  • Martin Jirušek


In this chapter, the authors introduce the book, the region, the environment, and the context and explain the reasons for research that poses the question of whether Russia really misuses oil supplies for its policy goals and what conditions surround such use.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social StudiesMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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